Sulcata Shell Rot on Anal Scutes?

masxiii

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Hi everyone,

Recently bathing my 50lb sulcata tortoise, I flipped him over and noticed this along his anal scutes. Is this shell rot?
I have never seen this before on any part of his shell until now..


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I'm not sure what I'm looking at. But it looks like some type of superficial injury and not fungus.
However, just to be safe, you can place some ATHLETES FOOT CREAM on the areas. It will stop fungus. And it does no harm if it isn't.
Maybe someone else will have a theory of what else it could be.
There are no other tortoises around. Correct?
 

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I don't think it's rot. Looks like an injury. I would put antibiotic cream on it every day until it looks healed. Clean it off every day and then apply the cream. Be sure no flies are getting to it.
 
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